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Alumna Wins Marshall Memorial Fellowship

Anna Schleunes, a 1991 Washington and Lee alumna and currently assistant city attorney for the city of Charlotte, N.C., is one of only 54 individuals from around the nation to be awarded a prestigious German Marshall Fund’s Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) for 2010. Anna, a politics major at W&L and a member of Chi Omega, received her law degree from the University of North Carolina and has worked for the city of Charlotte since 2003. As assistant city attorney, she provides legal advice to the Neighborhood Development Department, the Fire Department, the Community Relations Committee, and the Cemeteries Division of the Engineering and Property Management Department. According to the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship program is designed to educate emerging American and European leaders on the importance of transatlantic relationships and to encourage collaboration on international and domestic policy challenges. During a 24-day period, the fellows travel to five cities across Europe and meet with local counterparts. In a story distributed by the city of Charlotte, Anna is quoted as saying: “This is an amazing chance to learn about the challenges facing leaders in Europe, as well as new ideas I can bring back to Charlotte.”

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